Thursday, August 26, 2010


*Govt to purchase MP7 type weapon for F-FDTL
*Suara Timor Loro Sa’e, August 25, 2010 language source: Tetun

The Timorese constitutional Government led by Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has planned to purchase MP7 type weapons for the Timorese Defense Force (F-FDTL), as the weapons are being out of date and is not good for operations. State Secretary for Defense, Julio Thomas Pinto said the F-FDTL’s weapons were being out of date to be used for its operations and was not in good conditions if compared with other military force’s weapons. Therefore, the Government through the State Secretariat for Defense to purchase weapons, so that the F-FDTL could respond to technological situation of war in the world, Pinto said. He added that during the joint training with the US Army, the F-FDTL’s weapons were longer and such condition impeded them not to move freely.